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April 7, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer head coach George Gelnovatch has announced the 2005 UVa men’s soccer schedule. Virginia’s 2005 schedule features a minimum of 20 event dates that includes 17 regular season games and at least one contest in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Of Virginia’s 17 regular season matches, the Cavaliers will play 12 contests at home (including two exhibition matches), six games on the road and one contest on a neutral site before competing in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia will prepare for its 2005 regular season by playing a pair of exhibitions matches against the VCU Rams and the American Eagles at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers will face VCU on August 20th before meeting American on August 24th.

Virginia will begin the regular season portion of its 2005 season when UVa travels to Santa Barbara, California to play in the 2005 UCSB Adidas Classic at Harder Stadium on the campus of UC Santa Barbara on September 2nd and 4th. The Cavaliers will face UC Riverside on September 2nd in a neutral site game on the first day of the tournament before facing the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on September 4th in the final contest of the event. UVa last traveled to the state of California for a men’s soccer match during the 1999 season when Virginia played Cal State Fullerton and UCLA in the Pacific Soccer Classic in Westwood, Calif. on October 29th and 31st on the campus of UCLA.

After returning from California, UVa will begin the first of its two three-game home stands for the year on September 10-17. The Cavaliers will host the Charlotte 49ers on September 10th in Virginia’s home-opener followed by a match against the Longwood Lancers on September 14th in a pair of non-conference home games before facing the N.C. State Wolfpack in UVa’s ACC-opener on September 17th.

Virginia will then hit the road for a pair of away games beginning with a stop in Norfolk, Va. to face the Old Dominion Monarchs in a non-conference road game on September 21st before traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to face next year’s ACC-newcomer, the Boston College Eagles, in an ACC match on September 24th.

UVa will then return home to Charlottesville for another three-game home stand beginning with a non-conference game against Mount Saint Mary’s on September 28th before hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC match on October 1st. The Cavaliers will complete the home stand with a non-conference game against Monmouth on October 5th.

Virginia will make its furthest trip south for a date with the Clemson Tigers on October 7th in Clemson, S.C. in an ACC tilt. UVa will then return to Charlottesville for a pair of home games against Saint Francis College on October 12th before meeting the Duke Blue Devils in an ACC match on October 16th.

The Cavaliers will then head to College Park, Md. to face the Maryland Terrapins in a conference match on October 19th before returning home to play another pair of home games, beginning with the Liberty Flames on October 22nd. UVa will then host the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC match on Senior Night in Virginia’s final regular season home game on October 29th.

UVa will close out the regular season portion of its 2005 schedule with a game in Winston-Salem, N.C. against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on November 4th.

Virginia will then compete in the 2005 ACC Men’s Soccer Championships on November 9-13. The location of this year’s tournament is still to be determined. UVa has won back-to-back ACC Championship titles in Cary, N.C. each of the past two seasons after claiming the ACC Tournament in both 2003 and 2004.

The NCAA Tournament and the road to the 2005 College Cup begins with the NCAA First Round on November 18-19, the NCAA Second Round on November 22, the NCAA Third Round on November 26-27 and the NCAA Quarterfinals on December 2-4. The College Cup will be held on December 9-11 in Cary, N.C. at SAS Soccer Stadium with the NCAA Semifinals on December 9th and the NCAA Championship Finals on December 11th.

Here is a complete look at the 2005 Virginia men’s soccer schedule:

2005 Virginia Men’s Soccer Schedule

Date		Opponent		Location			TimeAugust 20	VCU (Exhibition)		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMAugust 24	AMERICAN (Exhibition)	Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PM-------------------------------------------------------------------September 2	vs. UC Riverside ~	Santa Barbara, Calif.	5:00 PMSeptember 4	@ UC Santa Barbara ~	Santa Barbara, Calif.	7:00 PM-------------------------------------------------------------------September 10	CHARLOTTE		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMSeptember 14	LONGWOOD		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMSeptember 17	N.C. STATE *		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMSeptember 21	@ Old Dominion		Norfolk, Va.		7:00 PMSeptember 24	@ Boston College *	Chestnut Hill, Mass.	7:00 PMSeptember 28	MOUNT SAINT MARY'S	Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMOctober 1	NORTH CAROLINA *	Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMOctober 5	MONMOUTH		Charlottesville, Va.	5:00 PMOctober 7	@ Clemson *		Clemson, S.C.		7:00 PMOctober 12	SAINT FRANCIS		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMOctober 16	DUKE *			Charlottesville, Va.	1:00 PMOctober 19	@ Maryland *		College Park, Md.	7:00 PMOctober 22	LIBERTY		Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMOctober 29	VIRGINIA TECH *	Charlottesville, Va.	7:00 PMNovember 4	@ Wake Forest *		Winston-Salem, N.C.	7:00 PM--------------------------------------------------------------------November 9	@ ACC Tournament Quarterfinals	TBA		TBANovember 11	@ ACC Tournament Semifinals	TBA		TBANovember 13	@ ACC Tournament Finals		TBA		TBA--------------------------------------------------------------------November 18-19	NCAA Tournament First Round	Campus Sites	TBANovember 22	NCAA Tournament Second Round	Campus Sites	TBANovember 26-27	NCAA Tournament Third Round	Campus Sites	TBADecember 2-4	NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals	Campus Sites	TBADecember 9	NCAA Tournament Semifinals ^	Cary, N.C.	TBADecember 11	NCAA Tournament Finals ^	Cary, N.C.	TBA	
Schedule Key* Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) match.~ 2005 UCSB Adidas Classic at UCSB's Harder Stadium.^ Contests played at SAS Soccer Stadium - Hosted by N.C. State and Capital Area Soccer League.HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS AT KLÖCKNER STADIUM.

Schedule is subject to change.

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